Into Month 2
Well into Month 2 now and not really missing smoking anymore. Not counting the days now, stopped the constant munching and my weight has stopped rising.
If only I could shift this blasted cough I would be a very happy chappie indeed
2 months is brilliant bud, what are the pre quit patches. Iv neaver heard of them before, and are you still on them.
They are part of the NiQuitin range. You can continue to smoke with them on and they shouldn't make you feel ill like normal patches. What I found they did was help me not to want a cigarette at all and actually hit that stop button.
I packed them in a few days after I stopped so have been completely Nicotine free now for about 5 weeks.
Just to clarify I'm into Month 2 rather than at the end of it.
Great going Andy,
And nicotine free now as well,you must be proud of yourself..
Many congratulations Andy, both on Month 2 and on being nicotine free.
Hi Andy, well done on getting into month 2 you have done really well Have you been to the docs to get your cough checked out? Might be worth it to put your mind at rest and then you can be a happy chappie a lot sooner
Haven't been to the GP yet. Going to give it another couple of days. One of my girls is full of cold so may be that I am coming down with the same thing.
Weird thing its only really got worse in the last week:confused:
Hi Andy, fair enough, I just think it is worth getting it checked and the fact it has got worse 'could' be because you have quit Sharing a house with people with a cold was guaranteed to give me a cough, I picked everything like that up when I smoked, not any more though
Bit the bullet and made an appointment for this afternoon.
Pretty sure it will be something and nothing but will admit it has me worried
OK - So the cough is nothing to worry about but
Blood Pressure through the roof 180 over 100. First time I have had it checked 6 times in a row.
Now being sent for a variety of tests ECGs etc - great joy but at least I'm not being told to stop smoking cos I already have.
Glad to hear the cough was ok. Glad you went though and got checked out, they can also sort all the other things too. Always a wise idea to see gp even if you think it's nothing!
Andy, you aren't alone mate. My BP has been erratic for some years. When I quit I confidently expected it to drop but it did the opposite- top reading was 202 at one point :eek:. Whilst it has dropped it is still very high so I'm off to surgery later for 24 hour BP monitor. I had blood tests & ECG a couple of years ago for same reason (all normal) but it looks like I'm heading for meds for the BP this time (narrowly avoided it last time).
I wouldn't mind but despite being a little overweight I'm hardly Waynetta Slob. :mad: GP says it could be hereditary in my case (or just one of those things) but at least I didn't get a lecture re smoking this time.
At least BP is easily sorted out and I am very pleased to hear your cough is nothing to worry about.
Thanks for all your support guys - it really means a lot to me :):)
It was actually your comments that got me to see the Doctor in the first place and its probably just as well I did before I got to the call an ambulance level. At least I have a chance of rectifying some of this.
Spent today looking at all the things I need to swap out now (worst of all some I have been using as a prop instead of smoking)
So far Caffeine drinks have gone - actually Caffeine free tea and coffee is OK although I may still need the morning hit.
Lots of nuts and seeds type mixes and biscuits to replace the crisps and hob nobs.
Oh and I got a DIY Blood Pressure tester from Lloyds Pharmacy which was only £15 but what the Doctor recommended. Works a treat.
A word for all you guys still struggling along with me or just starting out - KEEP GOING
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